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WELCOME TO NAMIBIA

  • Official Name: Republic of Namibia
  • Population: 2,114,161 (est 2010)
  • Capital City: Windhoek (pop. 268,132)
  • Currency: Namibian Dollar
  • Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans 60%, German 32%, and numerous tribal dialects
  • Religions: Christian (80%), indigenous beliefs (20%)
  • Coastline: 1,572 km
  • Land Area: 824,290 sq km (318,260 sq miles)
  • Highest Point: Brandberg (Konigstein)- 8,550 ft. (2,606 m)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean - (0 ft.) (0m)
  • Land Divisions: 13 Regions: Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa.
  • Latitude/Longitude: 22º 34' S, 17º 06' E
  • Arable land: 1%.
  • Agriculture: millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes; livestock; fish.
  • Industries: meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products; mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper).
  • Natural resources: diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, zinc, salt, vanadium, natural gas, oil, hydropower, fish.
  • Exports: diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; meat, processed fish, karakul skins.
  • Imports: foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals.

Geography
Namibia is bordered on the north by Angola and Zambia, on the east by Botswana, and on the east and south by South Africa. It is for the most part a portion of the high plateau of southern Africa, with a general elevation of from 3,000 to 4,000 ft.

Weather
The climate of Namibia is best described by its summer and winter conditions.
Winter days (May through September) are normally quite warm, but rather cold in the evenings and early mornings, especially June/July/August.

Summer days (October through April) are significantly hotter, with occasional heavy rains, January to March.

 
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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